Tanji fishing village on the Atlantic coast of The Gambia provides fish and seafood for the whole country and has sufficient to export some to neighbouring countries. Small boats, a wide diversity of caught species and perhaps the limited refrigeration capacity all results in a sustainable local fishing economy. It’s not a perfect model by any means and the localised pollution issues need to be addressed, but it does provide a fascinating insight into what a sustainable fishing economy looks like.

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Monica Hartlief

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